If you’re in the market for the ultimate wilderness or bug-out vehicle then look no further than the EarthRoamer XV-HD.
EarthRoamer Xpedition Vehicles makes some of the most rugged and amazing campers available since their start in 1998. Bill Swails is EarthRoamer’s CEO, president, and founder. He is an avid wilderness explorer and traveler and was tired of spending uncomfortable nights on long stays in remote locations. He came up with the idea of the EarthRoamers and began engineering these incredible campers.
One of their most well-known models has been the EarthRoamer XV-JP that the company started making in 2008. That may change when the EarthRoamer XV-HD goes into production later this year.
The EarthRoamer XV-HD is built on the Ford F-650 chassis with a 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel. Its exterior measures 8.5 feet wide, 13 feet tall, and 35 feet long, with its interior at 8 feet wide, 7 feet tall, and a 20 foot floor length. It sits on four huge 46-inch military grade tires and has a monstrous 4×4 capable of taking on the most rugged terrain.
Tyler Tatro, the COO of EarthRoamer, states on their site; “The HD is out most innovative product yet. It will utilize state-of-the-art construction and systems to bring comfort and functionality to the next level.“
Mr. Tatro doesn’t lie with that statement either. With all of its options it is more like being able to take your home into the most remote places on the planet. Stock features include:
- Seating for 8
- 7 foot long bunk accommodations for 6
- 145 gallon fuel tank
- 200 gallon fresh water tank
- 100 gallon grey water tank
- 50 gallon black water tank
- On- demand hot water
- 28,000 BTU A/C
- 27,300 BTU heater
- 10.5 cubic foot fridge/freezer
- 25.3 Kilowatt hours of battery power
- 2.4 Kilowatt solar panels
- Optional washer/dryer
This beast does have a very hefty price tag to go along with it that has not been released yet. Its smaller sibling, the XV-LT, tips the scales at $400,000, so I imagine this new one will cost quite a bit more. This has not stopped a quickly growing waiting list of of potential buyers.
Owning one of these most definitely takes glamping to a whole other level. I have to admit that as much as I love camping in a tent, owning one of these would be really cool. I would love to watch people gape at the RV campgrounds when you drop this thing in 4×4 and rip up a mountain trail.
All photos courtesy of EarthRoamer